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Higgins Crab House North

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12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625 (128th street)
Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
410 250 2403
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant...
Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK, but....

Ordered a dozen large steamed crabs. Taste was better than average but quality was not consistent for price. Service was very good. Biggest gripe was the price of beer. Domestic bottles were $4.50???!!! Did not know this until check was presented. Most establishments charge $2 to $3 per domestic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Ordered a dozen large steamed crabs. Taste was better than average but quality was not consistent for price. Service was very good. Biggest gripe was the price of beer. Domestic bottles were $4.50???!!! Did not know this until check was presented. Most establishments charge $2 to $3 per domestic bottle. Most likely will not return.

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The crabs were great and our waiter was enthusiastic and attentive with our party of seven. The owner was dining in the restaurant with a group of people that night, which is always a good thing to see.

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Cincinnati
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We wanted steamed crabs and had never tried Higgins before and I am not sure why. When we arrived I was somewhat leery about going in because there were only 2 or 3 cars in the large parking lot. When we went inside there were only3 occupied tables in this large restaurant. No one was in the bar. Our server... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for an AYCE crab restaurant. We checked Trip Advisor and found Higgins was very close to where we were staying so we decided to give it a try. We were hesitant to go due to the past negative reviews there but did not want to wait in the long lines at other establishments. We... More 

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We initially went to The Crab Bag 2 blocks away, but when we were told it was over an hour wait, we drove 2 blocks south and went to Higgins. We walked in and were seated right away (which should have been an indication of issues). $3.50 for a soda, $3.99 for a small draft beer, and most bottled beer... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Be aware, you'll get nickel and dimed... 3.50 for a soda! That's how they keep the all you can eat lower than the surrounding places. Our daughters birthday, they said they would sing and bring a cake out. We'll, they didnt say they would charge $3 for it until we noticed it on the bill. Otherwise, great food. First set... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great way to end the day across the street from Jolly Rogers.We always come here after our visit to the water park .Adult beverage and Great seafood always taste great!! This is informal dinning but not in taste!!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was great, I had crab imperial and it was wonderful. They gave us free hushpuppies too which were so tasty. Cute kitschy decor. The service was a little slow despite not being busy

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great service, great atmosphere, prices are average. $34 to $35 all you can eat crab, includes chicken, corn on the cob, French fries, Baby back ribs, Steamed shrimp... most definitely going back on my next visit to OC

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Baltimore, MD
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family went here for dinner on a Satuday night...my husband wanted some crab legs. We arrived around 7:30 on a Saturday night...we were able to get seated fairly quickly and snagged a picnic table outside. The table itself was covered with brown paper for picking crabs. The seat portion of the table was gross...was incredibly sticky...just felt plain gross.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625
    (128th street)
  • Public Transportation: Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410 250 2403

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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